Want to Succeed? Be Smarter, Stronger and Kinder.

When asked, I often tell members of my career mentoring site that I find inspiration for this blog in any number of places. The inspiration for today’s post comes from the Sesame Street float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – specifically a song urging kids to be “smarter, stronger, kinder.”

Great advice for kids, maybe even better advice for managing your career.

Lifelong learning is an important key to your life and career success. In today’s fast paced world, when you stay in the same place you’re actually moving backwards. You have to keep learning and growing or the world will pass you by. You have to keep getting smarter.

It’s hard to perform at your best if you’re not in reasonable physical shape. You don’t have to become a triathlete (good for you if you do), but you do need to pay attention to the basics of good health. Eat right, drink plenty of water, exercise – take the stairs, walk when you can. Do these small things and you’ll get stronger.

In my talks of self-confidence, I tell folks that hanging around with positive people is a great way to build your self-confidence. I usually follow this with a question, “How do you attract positive people?” Most people answer, “Be positive yourself.” I follow up with, “What do you need to do to show people that you’re positive?” The answers I get most frequently are, “Be nice, help others, smile.” In other words, be kind.

If you want to move ahead in your life and career, take some advice from the Sesame Street folks. Be smarter, stronger and kinder.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to https://budbilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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